Coach Epoloto optimistic ahead of Tunisia battle
Kenya volleyball men’s head coach Moses Epoloto believes that his charges can turn around their poor start in the African Nations Championship campaign when they face powerhouse Tunisia on Monday evening.
Kenya lost its opening game to Ghana by three straight sets 16-25, 24-26, 16-25 at the Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, on Sunday afternoon and they have to outsmart Tunisia in order to have a chance of qualifying from pool B.
“I believe we are still in the race to the World Championship. Ghana was not quite strong, but we faltered when we took time to settle. What helped them is that tactically they were good at the back court defense,” Epoloto lamented in an online interview with Citizen Digital.
Meanwhile, in another group B match played on Sunday evening, Tunisia survived a Libyan nightmare in an epic tie-breaker. Tunisia rebounded back from a set behind (1-2) to beat struggling Libya 3-2 (25-19, 20-25, 20-25, 25-15, 15-7), in the grueling encounter at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt.
Following yesterdays match between Tunisia and Libya, Moses Epoloto has called on his boys to perform exceedingly well when they sweat it out with Tunisia.
“We watched Tunisia play against Libya and we analyzed the game. All our departments thus have simple instructions to follow and we will approach the game wisely. I believe all will be well today,” Epoloto said.
After Sunday’s matches, Ghana top the group with 3 points, followed by Tunisia on 2, while Libya has one, and Kenya at the rock bottom with 1 point zero p
Top two teams from the four pools in the championship proceed to the quarter finals.
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